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Traffic Advisory: Lane Restrictions on Hamlet Avenue Bridge in Woonsocket: Trucks Advised to Seek Alternate Route

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that the Hamlet Avenue Bridge, which carries Route 122 (Hamlet Avenue) over the Blackstone River in Woonsocket, is undergoing repairs due to a deteriorated bridge joint. As a result, the two left-turn only lanes at the intersection of Hamlet Avenue and Cumberland Street have been shortened. Expect delays. Trucks are advised to take Route 99 to bypass the bridge.


Effective Tuesday, September 3, 2013.


Between Davison Avenue/Florence Drive to the west and Cumberland Street/Cumberland Hill Road to the east.

Construction to replace the bridge joints is scheduled to begin in Summer 2014. However, lane restrictions may be lifted prior to this point. The bridge was built in 1959 and carries approximately 20,000 vehicles per day.

Motorists with questions should contact RIDOT's Customer Service office at 401-222-2450 weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit, RIDOT's Facebook page at or subscribe to our Twitter feed at

Contact: Rose Amoros (401) 222-1362, Ext. 4450

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  • Release date: 09-03-2013

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